Orienteering, the sport requiring navigational skills using a maps and compass to navigate from point to point in diverse and unfamiliar terrain, makes it’s way to the United States and to Universal Sports. Orienteers will race against the clock and themselves in a series of short, distance and relay events testing their map and compass skills over three days from the 8th of July until the 13th of July.
During the 5000m relay of 2013 Speed Skating Short Track World Championships, Team CAN was given the win after a Korean skater bumped into a Canadian in the 9th lap, nearly causing catastrophe. CAN finished with a time of 6:51.37.
Skiers Asle Tord Gjerdalen, Eldar Roenning, Sjur Roethe, and Petter Northug, represented Team Norway in the 2013 Nordic World Ski Championships in Val de Fiemme. They finished with a total time of 1:41:37.2, with the best time coming from skier Sjur Roethe. Noway has won the event every year since 2001.
Francena McCorory (USA), left, takes the hand off from Allyson Felix (USA) in the women’s 4x400m relay final during the 2012 London Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) By Nick Mulvenney LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Allyson Felix claimed her third gold medal of the Games as the United States outclassed their […]
Usain Bolt (JAM), Yohan Blake (JAM), Michael Frater (JAM) and Nesto Carter (JAM) pose with their new world record after winning the gold in the men’s 4x100m relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) By Alison Wildey LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Usain Bolt ended his London […]
Carmelita Jeter (USA), Tianna Madison (USA) and Allyson Felix (USA) and Bianca Knight (USA) pose with their world record after winning the gold for the women’s 4x100m relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports) By Nick Mulvenney LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters) – The United States smashed a […]
Michael Phelps (USA) competes in the men’s 4x100m medley relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Aquatics Centre. (Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports) By Julian Linden LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Michael Phelps ended his incredible Olympic career on the perfect note on Saturday, winning his 18th gold medal for the United States in […]
AUSA swimmer Dana Vollmer (left), Rebecca Soni (center), and Missy Franklin (right) celebrate as they win the gold medal setting a new world record at 3:52.05 in the women’s 4x100m medley relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre. (Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports) LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – American teenager Missy […]
USA relay team members from left Michael Phelps, Conor Dwyer, Ryan Lochte and Ricky Berens pose with their gold medals and American flags after winning the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay finals during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Aquatics Centre. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) By Julian Linden LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Four years after […]
Tyson Gay of the U.S. (front) fails to receive the baton from teammate Darvis Patton during their men’s 4 x 100m relay heat at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in this file photo taken August 21, 2008. U.S. sprinters are striving this week to find ways to end a long 4×100 meters relay jinx and […]
Allyson Felix (R) is congratulated by Debbie Dunn after Felix won the Women’s 400 meter dash on day three of the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the Hayward Field on June 25, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) By Gene Cherry July 13 (Reuters) – Former U.S. world indoor 400 […]
Kenya’s David Rudisha celebrates winning the men’s 800m at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meet, in Doha in this May 11, 2012 file photo. David Rudisha will not try to steal Usain Bolt’s limelight at the London Olympics but the humble Kenyan 800 meters runner has the pedigree to light up the track in a […]
The Americas team finished in second place at the 2014 IAAF Continental Cup with 390.0 points, behind Europe’s 447.5. Highlights from Marrakech, Morocco: Francena McCorory won the women’s 400m title, capping a tremendous 2014. McCorory crossed in 49.94 to take the crown, scoring a crucial eight points as Team Europe had taken a substantial lead halfway […]
PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SUZANNE PLUNKETT (Reuters) – Oscar Pistorius’s conviction for culpable homicide after shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp will not harm the profile of the Paralympic movement, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Friday. Double amputee Pistorius, an icon for the Paralympic movement and instrumental in its rise in popularity, was convicted on Friday […]
Katie Ledecky (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Top performances throughout August earned swimmers Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Maryland) and Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Maryland) Athlete of the Month recognition, while the U.S. Women’s Eight Rowing Team received Team of the Month honors, the United States Olympic Committee announced today. Ledecky became the first woman […]
BRUSSELS, Sept 5 (Reuters) – American Justin Gatlin proved on Friday he is the speed king for 2014 with a sprint double victory at the Diamond League finals in Brussels to put him firmly on course to complete the year without defeat. Gatlin, unbeaten in 16 races coming into the finals in Brussels, set a […]
Photo Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – As the reigning Olympic champion in the 100 meters freestyle, Nathan Adrian knows what it is like to hunt and be hunted in the water. Two years ago, at the London Olympics, the American was chasing Australia’s world champion James Magnussen for the gold medal in swimming’s blue-riband […]
(Reuters) – After years of turbulence, Jessica Hardy has gone full circle, returning to the event that launched her rocky swimming career. Once the world’s premier female breaststroke swimmer, the American has set her sights on regaining her mantle after a choppy few years when everything seemed against her. Hardy qualified for the 2008 Beijing […]
Carl Lewis at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic games (AFP/Getty Images) Legendary Track & Field star and ten-time Olympic medalist (nine gold; one silver) Carl Lewis will join the Houston Cougar Track & Field coaching staff as a full-time member for the upcoming 2014-15 season, head coach Leroy Burrell announced. Lewis, who served as a […]
Michael Phelps at the Pan Pacific swimming championships (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) Aug 23 (Reuters) – It’s not often that Michael Phelps gets upstaged in the pool, especially when he wins. But that’s exactly what happened at the Pan Pacific championships on Saturday. Phelps won his first individual gold medal at an international meet in two […]
In the Men’s 4×100 Medley Relay, Evgeny Rylov, Anton Chupkov, Aleksandr and Filipp Shopin get the win for Russia. Beating Germany by 1.29 seconds with a time of 3:38.02. Note, Team USA drop out of the race.
Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Michael Phelps’ comeback to competitive swimming has been anything but smooth sailing. A series of rare defeats have illuminated the enormous challenge he faces getting back to the top. For a man who re-wrote the Olympic record books, those losses could have been enough to persuade him to […]
PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/CLAUS FISKER/SCANPIX DENMARK (Reuters) – London Games gold medalist Ruta Meilutyte cruised through to the women’s 100 meters breaststroke final at the Youth Olympic Games on Tuesday, while China surged to the top of the medals table on the third day of competition in Nanjing. Lithuanian Meilutyte, the world record holder over 50m in […]
Usain Bolt runs on Copacabana beach (REUTERS/Sergio Moraes) By Seth Rubinroit Usain Bolt ran his first 100m race of 2014, winning with a time of 10.06 seconds. The race took place on Sunday on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janiero. Bolt missed the beginning of the 2014 season while recovering from a foot injury. He returned […]
Stephanie Jenks (left) with her silver medal (REUTERS/Aly Song) Click here for the schedule of the Youth Olympic Games on Universal Sports. NANJING, China — Junior triathlete Stephanie Jenks raced her way to a silver medal at Xuanwu Lake on Sunday morning, earning one of the first medals of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. Jenks (Aurora, Iowa), […]
NBC OLYMPICS AND UNIVERSAL SPORTS COMBINE TO PRESENT 54.5 HOURS OF 2014 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES FROM NANJING, CHINA Josh Elliott & Mary Carillo to Host Opening Ceremony on Saturday, August 16 at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN Youth Olympic Games Televised for First Time on NBC and NBCSN – 24.5 Hours of Coverage Across 16 […]
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